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Clemente Family

Taiwan and Southeast Asia

The Clementes’ vision is to provide missions training that empowers local Asian communities to participate in God’s harvest. Dr. David is a professor at Holy Light Theological Seminary, teaching missions and theology courses. He mentors students in the classroom and on seminary mission trips. He also advises local church pastors as they engage in cross-cultural ministry.

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Pray for:

wisdom and discernment as David teaches and mentors seminary students

FM churches in Asia as they continue to expand their vision for cross-cultural ministry

more missionaries to work among Southeast Asian overseas contract workers (OCWs) and other internationals residing in Taiwan

Carmen and Jacob’s physical, emotional and spiritual growth

Birthdays:

David – July 13
Sarah – June 5
Carmen – November 18
Jacob – January 6

Anniversary:

December 9

Contact David and Sarah:

dsclemente@yahoo.com

Web:

http://davidclemente.typepad.com/

 
 

David’s Reflections

  • From the Outside, and Included

    What are the ways we are receiving outsiders into our circle of fellowship? At one time when an “outsider” and non-follower was seen casting out demons in Jesus name, Jesus told his disciples: “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.” (See, Luke 9:49-50.) The first few times I read these verses, I thought about several questions: Who is this guy, this non-follower? What kind of preaching is he saying if he does not follow along with the disciples of Jesus? What really happens when he “cast demons in Jesus name” as the…

  • God’s Working Wonders: Pastor Ek’s Story of Sita

    One time I was asked the question: "Why is it that the churches in Asia are growing fruitfully?" My answer is simply because Jesus is very real to Asian people. He lives in their daily lives. He meets all their human needs. Jesus brings healing, restoration of broken relationships, answers to financial problems, and fulfillment in their spiritual longings. To illustrate this reality among our Asian brothers and sisters, I am sharing here a story that was shared to me by one of our pastors. (Also, I have shared this in our Clemente Newsletter, June 2021.) Here is the story…

  • God’s Breath of New Life

    Good morning. Today, I will share about the new life that the Spirit of God gives to us. This Sunday’s talk is a focus on the work and person of the Holy Spirit. This is most appropriate as we celebrate the Pentecost Week and today’s Trinity Sunday. Our scripture texts are found in Romans 8 and Psalm 29. Let us read: Romans 8:15-16. “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ The Spirit himself bears witness with our…

  • Psalm 8 (God’s Sweet Visit)

    One of my missionary friend told me of his experience with God’s visit. He saw God’s miracles and power in the missionary field. But, he experiences the intimate visit of God when he is out scuba diving and going under the waters watching creatures from the ocean. Another missionary friend told me that he experiences God’s sweet presence when he is taking a break and doing carpentry in his shop or work room. He imagines Jesus working with him doing wood work. Both of these friends are seeing the majesty of the Spirit of God in an intimate and renewing…

  • Mother’s Day 2021

    This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad that He has given me a wife and life-partner who is a wonderful mother and a great person to be with. I am honored to walk life with her. I am sure my own mother from heaven is smiling and looking down on us with so much delight and admiration. Happy Mother’s Day to Sarah!. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women, the sisters, the significant others, whom we can honor and we all love. We rejoice that God has made you and allowed us…

  • Choose Jesus

    What if there is a “red pill” you can take that would unplugged you from anything undesirable that you are attached to? Remember the movie where machines ruled and humans were treated like batteries? The red pill represents the choice to move forward. What if every Christian is given a choice to be fruitful? Would you make that choice? Read again the lectionary readings from the Gospels for this Sunday, May 2nd, from John 15:1-8. Jesus offers to us a life of “abiding in his love.” Go ahead and make that choice. Take the red pill and disengaged from your…